Below:- Kingfishers are often seen at Wolvey, but this beautifully photographed Kingfisher by Lee Hannaby was taken at Copston (Oct 2017)
Below:- A well marked 4Ib Brownie, caught byMatt Ormston at Copston, on Eider Lake Copston, October 2017
At WFF its not all about Trout. On Tern Lake at Wolvey we have a head of Carp, Mirror and Common, up to around the 15.5Ib mark, and Rudd up to 3Ib.
During the summer months members have the opportunity to fish for these.
Following is a selection of photos of some that lucky members have caught.
Below:- A Copston Brownie - markings as bright as a those on a river
Caught by Roger Churchill Feb 2017
Below:- Mark Smith with a big Brownie caught on the Swift. Date unknown
Below:- One of the first of the Tiger Trout that we stocked. Barry Lucas caught this 7Ib Tiger from Snipe lake at Wolvey in late April 16.
Below:- Steve Smith caught this 5Ib 8oz Rainbow at Wolvey with a small black buzzer, in April 16.
Below:- At 15Ib 4oz one of the biggest Rainbows to be caught at WFF. Matt Ormston took 20mins to land it using a home tied fly with a slow intermediate line. Caught on Snipe lake at Wolvey late November 2015.
Below:- Another good Brownie caught on a dry fly on Snipe at Wolvey by Matt Ormston in June 2015
Below:- Okay its not a Trout, but this lovely young Tawny Owl was photographed by Lee Hannaby by Mallard Lake at Copston in May 2015.
Below:- A River Swift Brownie, approx 2Ib, caught by Kevin Newton in May 2015 on an orange cdc f-fly
Below :- A Rainbow, approx. 13Ib in superb condition. Caught by Robert Pywell on a black buzzer on 'Eider' at Copston Magna April 2015.
Below :- A lovely 2.5Ib Brownie caught on the Swift, by Steve Smith, August 2014
Below : Another large rainbow weighing in at 14Ib 8oz from a WFF lake. Caught by Roger Churchill 12th April 2014 on 'Mallard' at Copston Magna
Below :- Fishing into a stiff breeze on 'Eider' at Copston Magna in March 2014, with a 'Flash Attack' Red Butt Crisp Packet Buzzer, Mike Goodwin was rewarded with one of the largest rainbows from a WFF lake at 15Ib.
:- Joint winners of our annual Wolvey Trophy competition Feb 2014
Richard Skinner and Joe Kelsey
Below : A superb 9Ib 4oz Rainbow. Caught by Ron Jones in February 2014 on Tern (Wolvey) on a Cats Whisker
Below : A 10Ib Rainbow succumbs to the net of Steve Smith. Caught January 2012 on Eider Lake at Copston with a Cats Whisker
Below : A River Swift Brownie caught by John Leake in September 2012 with a beige emerger.